Argyle Theater

4930 N. Broadway,
Chicago, IL 60640

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The Argyle Theater, located in the Uptown neighborhood on N. Broadway at W. Argyle Street, in what is today the New Chinatown/Little Saigon community, was in operation by 1913 when it’s listed in the Chicago Tribune as hosting an amateur play performance. During 1914-1915 it is listed in the Tribune’s movie listings. In 1916, it’s listed both in Variety and Moving Picture world as having union issues, with a shooting, as well as being damaged in a suspicious fire that year. By 1922, an auto dealership is listed at the address. Today, the site is a parking lot.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 2, 2018 at 6:50 pm

The “Building Permits” column of the January 8, 1910, issue of The Economist listed a brick theater, 38x100 feet, to be built at 4930-4932 N. Evanston Avenue (renamed Broadway in 1913.) The architect was C. W. Stevens.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on January 2, 2018 at 7:35 pm

In the 60's the property was Yarnall-Todd Chevrolet, then Arnie Yusim Chevrolet70s-`80s, and finally Sun Chevrolet until 1992.

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